We’ve reviewed some of Philadelphia’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to keep up your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to stay warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning and 215-278-9690 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.